Historic Route 66 - Santa Fe Depot - San Bernardino, California, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 34° 06.233 W 117° 18.530
11S E 471514 N 3773717
Quick Description: The 1918 Santa Fe Depot & once upon a time Harvey House, looks more like a Spanish Mission than a rail road station. The Railroad & Route 66 have always been associated, It is said that if you cant see or hear a train, then your probably not on 66.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/31/2014 7:28:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMN5QM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Depot building now houses Local Government offices (SANBAG) a railroad Museum, & of course a station, that is used by just two Amtrak passenger trains a day that stop at the station.
The building is also a San Bernardino Metrolink Station.

San Bernardino Depot's Heyday:
"The busiest period of passenger train travel was the mid-1920's to mid-1950's in the days before automobile dominance and popularity of air travel. A Santa Fe timetable dated June 12,1938, lists 13 eastbound and 13 westbound trains per day departing from the depot every 2 hours or so, with a few hours breaks during the morning. The trains bore colorful Southwest-flavored names: El Capitan, the Navajo, the Scout, the Grand Canyon Limited, the Chief, and the limousine of sleeping cars favored by Hollywood movie stars, the Super Chief" Text source: (visit link)

Station/Depot Web Site: (visit link)
Program: America's Byways

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Historic Route 66

Visit Instructions:
Please give a brief description of your visit. Maybe why you were there, what you found interesting, or something along those lines. Photos are also encouraged. Although the only requirement to log a visit to a waymark in this category is to physically visit the location, the photos and extra information you can provide about the area is very helpful to future visitors.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest National Scenic Byways
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log  
veritas vita visited Historic Route 66 - Santa Fe Depot - San Bernardino, California, USA. 5/25/2014 veritas vita visited it